ABORTION WARS

Protest at Slain Doctor's Funeral

In addition to hundreds of family, friends, supporters, and former patients who came to mourn murdered abortion-provider Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita funeral has also drawn a handful of demonstrators. On Saturday morning the Associated Press reported that 17 congrgants from Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church (previously in the news for picketing soldiers' funerals and calling their deaths punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality), armed with signs accusing Tiller of "bloody murder," stood the requisite 500 feet away from the Wichita church where Tiller's funeral took place. The protesters exchanged "shouted" words with members of a pro-choice counter-protest. Tiller was shot to death at his own church, where he was as an usher.